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The aesthetics of geosynthetics: Presenting the 2014 IGS Photo Contest Winners

IGS_AWARD_Logo_photosThe aesthetics of geosynthetics:
Presenting the 2014 IGS Photo Contest Winners

The entries into the 2014 International Geosynthetics Society Photo Contest were showstoppers. From mountain tops to sea, IGS Members provided a stunning aray of photography that is sure to inspire future projects and photographers.

The IGS Photo Contest is held every four years in conjunction with the International Conference on Geosynthetics. The photo contest was first held in 2010 in conjunction withe the 9th ICG. The second photo contest held at 10ICG in 2014 brought in 142 submissions from around the world, and the competition was unbelievable! Each photo was evaluated on three criteria:

  1. Demonstration of “geosynthetics in action”
  2. Asethetics
  3. Clarity

Five judges were charged with scoring each of the photos, and the photos with the highest composite scores were selected.

The Photo Contest Winners were announced along with other IGS Award Winners during the General Assembly held on 24 September 2014 at 10ICG. IGS Awards are granted to individuals or groups of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development and use of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products or associated technologies through their scientific and technological achievements. (To read about the IGS Awards given for outstanding research, click here.)

It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2018 IGS Photo Contest awards, so have your cameras at the ready. And read on to see the IGS Photo Contest Winners. Click on photos to enlarge.


Grand Prize
Andreea Sasu, Solmax
First Place
Jesus Cardozo, Andex
Second Place
Andreea Sasu, Solmax
Third Place
Roy McClinton, Huesker
Honorable Mention
Ana Marta Noval Arango
Honorable Mention
Cesar Roldan
Honorable Mention
Andreea Sasu, Solmax